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Symrise-Probi partnership to deliver probiotic goods in 2014-15

20-Dec-2012 - German fragrance and flavours house Symrise has just last night inked a deal with Swedish probiotics firm Probi to develop a stand-alone R&D project with oral probiotic supplements the most...

2012's Top Stories – the Top 5 stories of 2012

20-Dec-2012 - It was another big year for the European cosmetics industry with issues such as; what constitutes as natural and organic ingredients, animal testing practices, and nanotechnoloy in sunscreens amongst others,...

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Happy Holidays from the Cosmetics Design Europe team!

20-Dec-2012 - would like to wish our readers a Happy Holiday!

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Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

19-Dec-2012 - The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug. Happy holidays!

L’Oréal: animal testing alternatives vital but ensuring product safety is a MUST

19-Dec-2012 - 2012 has seen a big focus on animal testing in the cosmetics industry particularly with the proposed marketing ban coming into play in Europe next year. Whilst companies want to...

EFSA rejects supplement tanning claims

19-Dec-2012 - The European Food Safety Authority has rejected health claims that a supplement containing a combination of lycopene, vitamin E, lutein and selenium “helps to prepare and activate tanning.”

Rousselot study throws new light on how fish collagen fights wrinkles

19-Dec-2012 - France-based ingredients manufacturer Rousselot says it has conducted clinical studies that give a greater understanding of the action that fish collagen has in the fight against wrinkles.

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Nomination deadline for the in-cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award approaches

19-Dec-2012 - Nominations for the 2013 in-cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award will close on 31 December; meaning that there are just two weeks left for the industry to put forward individuals whose professional...

Cosmetic Scientists to discuss safety of light-based cosmetic devices

18-Dec-2012 - In light of the vast amount of light-based cosmetic devices being launched in recent years, the UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists is concerned about their  safety and is therefore set to...

Getting a tablet this holiday season? Time for cosmetics to target m-commerce

18-Dec-2012 - In the words of a well-known beverage company, the ‘holidays are coming’, and this presents an opportunity for cosmetics manufacturers to not only sell their products traditionally, but also utilize...

Cosmetic Valley acknowledges five companies for sustainability achievements

18-Dec-2012 - France-based industry association Cosmetic Valley has given five of its member organisations awards for their eco-friendly credentials and achievements.

L’Oréal concentrates on skin science development with new research centre

18-Dec-2012 - Following a string of facilities opening around the world, French firm L’Oréal has opened an Advanced Research Centre in A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) to plug into the research...

New Azelis deal expands IFF distribution in Europe

18-Dec-2012 - Belgium-based Azelis has built on its on-going relationship with International Flavors & Fragrances as it expands its distribution reach in Europe for the US ingredients firm.

Laser test developed to test anti-aging product efficacy

18-Dec-2012 - Researchers in Taiwan have developed a process with a new laser technique to identify the signs of aging and may help provide an index for measuring the effectiveness of 'anti-aging'...

Report finds more French women go online to buy cosmetics

14-Dec-2012 - According to a study by market researcher Come & Stay, 67 per cent of French women buy their cosmetics online, confirming that consumers are developing an increasing confidence towards shopping online....

Constellium backs aluminium campaign

14-Dec-2012 - Constellium is backing a European campaign to target public awareness of aluminium closures compared to other closure methods.

Cosmoprof Bologna to get a makeover in 2013

14-Dec-2012 - The 2013 edition of the Cosmoprof event in Bologna will boast a new layout as it bids to take a look at all the distribution channels available to the cosmetics industry.

Bell predicts top four global fragrance trends for 2013

14-Dec-2012 - Global fragrance and flavours player Bell has asked its worldwide marketing teams to come up with the biggest trends for next year, with nostalgia, big films and relaxation all proving...

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UK brand launches in the States

14-Dec-2012 - UK cosmetics line Somersets has made the step across the pond and launched its shaving and skin care range in the US.

Avon to cut jobs and pull out of South Korea as crisis continues

13-Dec-2012 - Avon Products has announced it will pull out of the South Korea and Vietnam markets and cut 1500 jobs worldwide as it continues to look for ways to stabilize the...

Breakthrough: scientists develop molecules that act as UVA filters

13-Dec-2012 - Scientists at the University of Bath have created innovative compounds that will be the first of their kind to provide on-demand protection against sunlight-mediated skin ageing and damage.

Guest article

Is cosmetics product innovation dead?

13-Dec-2012 - Industry expert Imogen Matthews takes a good long look at cosmetic innovation and dares to ask the question, just how much truely new innovation is coming on to the market...

Scientists work towards developing cosmetic ingredients from essential oils

13-Dec-2012 - An international team of scientists has revealed it is getting close to developing a technology that will transform essential oils into high-value and sustainable alternative ingredients for a range of...

Galderma acquires dermatology brand Spirig

13-Dec-2012 - Switzerand-based Galderma Pharma, which produces a variety of dermatology-focused products, has acquired the manufacturer of dermo-cosmetic products, Spirig Pharma.

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Trading in Asia takes toll on L’Oréal Luxury

13-Dec-2012 - French cosmetics maker L'Oreal is feeling the effects of the economic slowdown and tough trading conditions in South Korea and Taiwan, with turnover from luxury goods in South Korea down...

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